American passenger carrier Alaska Airlines has announced its plans to build a new lounge at San Francisco International Airport (SFO) in California.

The top floor lounge spans across 8,500ft² and will be located in Terminal 2 at the SFO, offering views of the bay and runway. It will be Alaska Airlines’ first SFO in Terminal 2.

The new facility is scheduled to open next year and features Bay Area brands and design elements. It is part of Alaska Airlines’ multi-year commitment to invest in new and existing lounges to better serve guests.

“SFO is our second largest hub with an average of 150,000 passengers flying on a daily basis, and we want to ensure airport visitors can rest, relax and enjoy our wide array of offerings.”

Alaska Airlines Bay Area vice president Annabel Chang said: “We are thrilled to announce this landmark investment in the Bay Area that will provide guests flying through SFO with our modern and comfortable lounge experience.

“SFO is our second largest hub with an average of 150,000 passengers flying on a daily basis, and we want to ensure airport visitors can rest, relax and enjoy our wide array of lounge offerings.”

The airlines say the lounge will be designed so that each visitor will find different amenities and seating areas to fit their needs.

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Travellers can also enjoy a range of fresh and healthy food options, handcrafted espresso beverages and taste the wine and beer of reputed brands.

In April last year, Alaska Airlines launched its first East Coast lounge at JFK International Airport. Its flagship 15,800ft² lounge is slated to open in June at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport.

Besides establishing a new lounge in SFO, the airline is modernising the amenities of its lounges in Portland, Anchorage, Los Angeles and the Seattle.